Earlier this week, Chance the Rapper announced his follow up to 2016’s Coloring Book would be out Saturday. He later rescinded saying the album wasn’t coming, but he’s currently in the studio. Yesterday (July 18) he shared four new songs: “Work Out,” “Wala Caa” featuring fellow Chicagoan Supa Bwe, “I Might Need Security,” and “65th and Ingleside.” Check out the songs below.
On “I Might Need Security” he reveals his acquisition of Chicago news site The Chicagoist. On the track, he raps “I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist bitches outta business.”
The local news site was shut down late last year when its billionaire owner decided the publication was no longer sustainable. Chance acquired the site from WNYC, which acquired the Chicagoist and its sister site New York’s The Gothamist, earlier this year.
“I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events and entertainment,” said Chance in a statement. “WNYC’s commitment to finding homes for the ‘ist’ brands, including Chicagoist, was an essential part of continuing the legacy and integrity of the site. I look forward to re-launching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content.”
Chance is currently working on a project with Kanye West. The two met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to work on two songs. “I don’t know of a timeline on it yet, the trajectory of it, but he’s coming here to work on it some more,” he said.” We’ve just started making it, but I don’t want to manipulate the situation and impose any time frame, because that can hinder you.”